The University of Edinburgh
Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences
The University of Edinburgh

Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

 Professor Michela Massimi
Dr. Alasdair Richmond
Dr. Suilin Lavelle

Instructors: Professor Michela Massimi

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There are 5 modules in this course

Introduction to philosophy of science: the nature of scientific knowledge, the debates about the scientific method and the problem of underdetermination.

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3 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

How did our universe form and evolve? Was there really a Big Bang, and what came before it?

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5 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

According to the currently accepted model in cosmology, our universe is made up of 5% of ordinary matter, 25% cold dark matter, and 70% dark energy. But what kind of entities are dark matter and dark energy?

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5 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Anthropic reasoning attempts to understand peculiarities of the physical universe via context-sensitive observers in a multiverse of different distinct universes. What are the problems and prospects of this view?

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3 videos5 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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2 readings

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4.7 (182 ratings)
 Professor Michela Massimi
The University of Edinburgh
4 Courses761,570 learners
Dr. Alasdair Richmond
The University of Edinburgh
4 Courses761,570 learners

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